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Theres An Alligator Under My Bed Paperback – Dec 1 2019
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2 In one or two lines of text per page and large, boldly colored illustrations, Mercer tells the tale of a little boy who is sure that there is an alligator under his bed. Getting no sympathy from his parents who ``never saw it,'' he forms a plan of attack. He leaves a trail of food from his bed through the house to the garage door. He then follows behind as the alligator gobbles up the goodies, fresh vegetables, fruit, and even ``the last piece of pie,'' making its way to the garage. The boy then locks the door. The last page shows the note he leaves for his father, telling him that there's an alligator in the garage and to wake him up ``if you need help.'' Children will relate to this young hero's triumph over normal childhood fears, and they'll love his clever solution to his problem. The book gleams with crisp full-color watercolor illustrations, and the alligator has just the right touch of scariness. The little boy is obviously a child of the 1980s, with his hot wheels tricycle and robot transformer type toys, but the story is timeless. Sure to become as popular as Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (Dial, 1968) and bound to be a storyhour staple.Patricia Homer, Lowville Acad . , N.Y.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Mercer Mayer is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 300 books for children. He lives in Roxbury, Connecticut. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I like this book because it is cute and funny. I used to love to read this book when I was a little kid in elementary school. I think a lot of kids did well at my school. I also liked this book because it is short and easy for little kids to read. I recommend this for little kids in elementary school.
Instead of depending on his parent the little kid takes care of it on his own by thinking of a plan. The plan was wise enough, I thought it was humerous how it was some what possible. The little kid maid a trail to the garage and closed the door. What was really cute was the note he left, being concerned about his dad, saying: " Dear Dad There is an alligator in the garage if you need help wake me up."
Personally I thought the whole concept of the plan was lesson learning for a kid, ages maybe 4-8, about problem soving. In and all that was a interesting book.
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A delightful little story about a young fellow with a dilemma, and how he solves it for himself (delightful conclusion! :D) Excellent illustrations. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hale & Hardy
Storytime, as you can imaging, in a preschool can be a bit challenging to say the least. If we are have a crazy day, I just pull out "There's An Alligatior Under My Bed" and the... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by L. Shelton
I read this book when I was a child. I am now in college and writing a paper on my favorite children's book. This is definitely it. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2000 by Laura McKinley
I bought this book at a library book sale. My 3yr. old grandaughter now knows it by heart! The pictures and story are delightful.Mercer Mayer knows how children think!Published on July 5 2000 by J. Ryan